Why Choose Massage Therapy for Your Career Path?
So why is a 4,000 year-old healing method finally getting popular? Perhaps because Massage Therapy is finally getting respected.
Medically modeled massage is the fastest growing area of massage services. Whether your desire is to offer well-being/relaxation massages or you want to assist your clients with specific conditions and/or injuries, your experience and education at UTMI will pave the way to success.
In addition, we believe that UTMI’s medically modeled massage course of instruction, and specifically the advanced training, will offer you the greatest potential for a stable and rewarding career as well as financial satisfaction. More and more medical doctors and patients are realizing that the benefits of Medical Massage are not just an alternative medical treatment, but as a necessary treatment. Insurance companies are beginning to pay for Medical Modeled massages as prescribed by doctors for a wide variety of ailments including classic traumatic injuries from auto accidents, falls, sports activities, and work injuries to diseases too numerous to mention.
It will never become an initial treatment practice, but is even now accepted in the traditional Western Medicine field as an out-source service (directed by the primary care physician) treatment.
This is your opportunity to enter this expanding field with the education UTMI offers.
We simply ask that you visit our facility and talk to our staff, instructors, students and/or graduates before you make a final decision about the start of your career.
What Are the Benefits of Being a Massage Therapist?
There are lots of benefits. First and foremost you are helping others achieve maximum wellness in their life. People go to the dentist to have them help maintain their teeth. They should do the same with their muscles.
Also, you get the benefit of getting massages for free. It is common for therapists to learn from each other by exchanging massages.
If you are into research there is a lot of money being donated to The Massage Therapy Foundation. Our country is NOW beginning to recognize massage therapy as part of the medical field, which means lots of research needs to be done to continue to expand this field.
Here are a couple more benefits to being a massage therapist. Besides having everyone want to be your friend, the pay can be good. It is also immensely satisfying to help people feel better; to see them walking into the clinic, in pain, and then floating out in bliss.
- Massage Profession Metrics
- by Carrie Patrick, ABMP PR Specialist
Statistics: Massage Clients
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) commissions a nationwide survey of massage clients every two years. The most recent was conducted by Harstad Strategic Research in January 2011, and surveyed a representative sample of U.S. adults on their use of massage during 2010.